My Must-Have Morning Beverage

I am excited to share my recipe with you to see if it can help you as much as it has helped me...

Health & Wellness
 Min read
May 27, 2024

A friend shared this unique breakfast beverage with me years ago. I hesitated to try it, but when I heard about all it could do for you, I thought, what can I lose? Except maybe a few pounds, which is one of the long list of touted benefits. Hehe! I can’t say I loved it at first, but I am the type of person who doesn’t give up easily. The ingredients are typical items in your pantry, so again, what could I lose? I started drinking it first thing in the morning, and in time, my morning, warm “tonic” began to make me feel refreshed, balanced, and more energetic. Also, I started to love the taste. Now, I can’t imagine going through my day without it. I am excited to share my recipe with you to see if it can help you as much as it has helped me. But first, I would like to share a few of the benefits of the ingredients:

Apple Cider Vinegar: According to the Cleveland Clinic, apple cider vinegar has been around for thousands of years and was used as a treatment for coughs and infections. Some possible benefits they list as backed by science are lowering blood sugar, calming acid reflux, and aiding in weight loss.

Cayenne Pepper: Cayenne peppers are a great addition to a healthy diet. Again, Cleveland Clinic was a great resource. They say the health benefits go well beyond their packed vitamin content. They can provide beneficial plant compounds, protect your heart, improve digestion, maintain a healthy weight, and ease pain and clear congestion.

Tumeric: A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows curcumin, an active ingredient in turmeric, effectively kills certain cancer cells. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Sea Salt: Sea salt can aid in hydration and maintaining healthy blood pressure levels. ¹

My experience with this tonic has been amazing, but one or more of these ingredients may not work for you. Please consult with your doctor or healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet.


• 8 oz. warm water

• 1 tsp. to 2 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar (With the mother, i.e. Braggs) It is best to start at a smaller amount and work up to 1 to 2 tbsps.  

• Dash cayenne pepper

• Dash turmeric

• Dash sea salt

Cheers to your health!

¹ Healthline, Sea Salt: Uses, Benefits, and Downsides,

Kim Lucius

Kim is a Foundation 2 Pro Pietra Fitness Instructor from Tiffin, OH.

Pro Foundation 2 & Chair Instructor